Is consistency the #1 key?

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  1. Socrates

    Socrates New Member

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    It seems like everytime I talk to a guy with a nice and built body at the gym, they always give the same answer.

    They have all been working out for 5 or more years. And whats funny, when I say "Have you followed a strict diet?" and usually the answer is "Haha, not at all. I ate enough protein, but it was usually with a lot of fat too. Like pizza and burgers."

    Always good genetics, or has anyone else shared experiences like this?
     
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    On the opposite note, I've never met someone who has been on a strict diet for 5+ years

    I think as long as you keep up with the gym and keep a somewhat good diet, over time, you will see the results you want
     
  3. Titus

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    yea, like anything in life... you have to stict with it if you want to get better and better.
     
  4. Maestro Nobones

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    probably dedication more than consistancy :dunno:
     
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    Timberwolf is an example of somebody who sticks with a good diet and is consistant with lifting, look at him.
     
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    I'm a sophomore in high school and just started to work out in october because my elective is weight training. So I work out roughly 5 days a week. right before school started, I got a physical (for sports) and my right arm measured 9 1/2 inches around.

    In early november, I decided to make better eating decisions (carrots instead of chips etc). I also started to take protein.

    I just got another physical last sunday and my right arm now measures 12 1/4 inches around.

    Yea, I think that a good diet helps you a lot, and taking protein definately helps.
     
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    There is no taking protein! There is simply eating protein.
     
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    Think about this for a minute. Why is it that fit people never seem to worry about their diet? It's because once you get into an exercise routine, your diet automatically changes on its own. At least, mine did. I hardly ever eat junkfood anymore. Yeah, I can eat whatever I want, whenever I want, but to a fat person, the foods I'm eating they would probably catergorize as healthy foods, although they taste good to me. It's all about what you're used to. Oh, genetics too. If I don't lift, I start to lose weight because I'm losing muscle mass. I would have to try really hard to get fat.
     
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    But its just so damn easy to get those extra thousand calories a day from mcdonalds, im a sucker for it :o
     
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    Just don't b!tch when you get fat.
     
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    i'd say consistency is pretty important, for me at least
     
  12. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Not consistency as much as dedication/perserverence. In order to keep your body in check you have to vary things a lot and try different things. If you did the same thing for 5 years you'd probably have a pretty awkward build.
     
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    people have different levels of standards and goals.

    like me myself, lets just say i have semi-diets. i lift 4 days a week and im liking the results. i know i can look and feel much better, but my standards are just sadly that low. :o im just your average joe that goes to school and work. i honestly dont plan to compete or get into serious events.
     
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    When I am consistent I make gains, when I am not consistent I don't make gains. So yea, I would say so.
     
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    I usually have ice cream in my morning shake, fast food for lunch, and supper if I'm at work. I'm actually getting bigger, and having to concentrate less on eating, like timber and his burger king obsession. I take my multis in the morning, along with oats and fish oil throughout the day. Nutrients + 1g/b BW protein + good caloric intake is what makes it.
     
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    i do best when my workouts are consistent, no matter how consistent my diet is.
     
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    I've been hitting the gym hard for 2 years straight. I never missed more than 3 days in that span. The only reason I missed 3 days in a row was due to the hurricane.

    Tore some ligaments in my wrist 4 months ago, continued to work out at 10% of what I normally lifted as per my doctors reccomendation.
     
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    I havent touched a weight in almost a month. I am following dual factor theory. If taking a two week break is good for building muscle, then what I am doing must be twice as good :noes: :o
     
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    you are going to hate yourself when you start up again...i know i do

    except i didnt willingly give up lifting...i sprained my wrist and was sick

    all my lifts went down :( i push myself a lot harder though and i think thats going to stick because of not wanting to lose it again so i guess thats a plus?
     
  21. Ceaze

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    I hope you're just kidding.
     
  22. KetchupKing

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    yea i'm taking a break because i'm sick right now :wtc:


    my leg is almost healed though so I should be good to go in a week :bigok:
     
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